2014 Continuous Engineering Virtual Symposium: Cutting-Edge Approach to Systems Engineering

September 4-4, 2015

On Demand Until 9/4/15, Pennsylvania, USA

Theater Presentation Speakers

Tejas Desai Tejas Desai
Head of Interior Electronics Solutions, Continental, North America

Tejas Desai started his career as an RF design engineer, but in 1992 he shifted his focus to electronic product design for the automotive industry, working on receivers and standards for Ford's remote keyless entry systems and TRW's advanced bi-directional remote control systems. In 1997, he joined Siemens Automotive and helped win the company's first keyless vehicle program in North America. In 2002, he was appointed to lead wireless product development in North America for the Body & Security business unit of Siemens VDO Automotive. In 2008, following the acquisition of Siemens VDO by Continental, he was appointed to lead Interior Electronics Solutions in India and then, in 2009, for all of Asia. In 2012, Tejas was appointed to lead Interior Electronics Solutions for North America while continuing his Affordable Car activities within the Interior Division of Continental. Tejas has been awarded over 40 patents with multiple patents and trade secrets pending.

Matt Jones Matt Jones
Head of Future Infotainment, Jaguar Land Rover

Matt Jones is the Head of Future Infotainment at Jaguar Land Rover, a board member of the Linux Foundation, and a former Vice President of the GENIVI Alliance, leading the push for open infotainment standards and leading-edge features being deployed rapidly to the customer. To this end, he is actively working with Linux and the open source community, especially within the Automotive Grade Linux, Tizen Project (IVI branch), and GENIVI. At Jaguar Land Rover, he was responsible for the specification and roll-out of the latest generation of Linux-based infotainment systems, with a large team in the U.K. and a completely new team and facility in Portland, OR, that is dedicated to Open Software for Automotive as well as close links to the automotive infotainment ecosystem.

Timothy Nixon Timothy R. Nixon
Executive Director, Global Functional Leader, Infotainment and OnStar Engineering, General Motors

Tim Nixon is the Executive Director of Infotainment and OnStar Engineering. He was named to the position in October 2009 and recently became responsible for infotainment. In his role, Tim leads General Motors global infotainment and OnStar engineering teams. He is also responsible for ensuring operation of OnStar's automated services and wireless network interfaces, as well as the development of next-generation hardware platforms and services. In his prior role, he led the development and implementation of new technologies and services for OnStar as Director of Advanced Systems Development. He joined OnStar in October 2007 as Senior Manager for Enterprise Service Quality. In addition, Tim has been awarded two patents and has several pending.

Deneen DeFiore Deneen DeFiore
Chief Information Officer, Military Systems, Legal & IT Risk, GE Aviation

Deneen DeFiore is the Chief Information Officer, Military Systems, Legal & IT Risk for GE Aviation in Cincinnati, OH. She is responsible for the overall information management strategy and successful delivery of the strategic ERP platforms, core systems reliability, and IT program quality as well as leads the Information Technology Security, Risk, and Compliance functions globally for the business. Deneen began her GE career in 2001 and has had a variety of roles of increasing responsibility in Aviation, Energy, and Corporate. Most recently she served as the Executive Leader for GE's Information Security Technology Center in Glen Allen, VA. She built GE's innovative technology center that houses the company's largest concentration of IT Risk professionals, focusing on IT security management strategies to prevent, detect, and remediate risks to GE's data, assets, and intellectual property. She earned her bachelor's degree from Kent State University, is a certified Black Belt, Project Management Professional, and has a Masters Certification in IT Service Management with distinction.

Krishna Sampigethaya, Ph.D. Krishna Sampigethaya, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Masters in Telecommunications, University of Maryland

Krishna Sampigethaya, Ph.D., is the Assistant Director for Masters in Telecommunications at the University of Maryland. He was an Associate Technical Fellow for aviation cyber-physical systems and cyber security at The Boeing Company. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Network Security Lab at the University of Washington in Seattle. Krishna is a member of the AIAA, IEEE, NCOIC (Aviation IPT and Cyber Security IPT), and SAE. He is the founding chair for the SAE aviation cyber security technical committee since 2009. He was one of the initiators of the first NITRD/NSF sponsored workshop on Transportation CPS (2008), co-organizer of the second Army Research Office CPS security workshop (2009), and lead organizer of the first IEEE/SAE Transportation Cyber Security Symposium in Montreal (2013). He introduced aviation cyber security tracks at the SAE AeroTech (2009-present), AIAA Infotech@Aerospace (2010-present), and IEEE Aerospace (2011-present) and is also organizing cyber security related sessions at IEEE/AIAA co-sponsored aerospace conferences, including DASC and ICNS. He holds four U.S. patents and has filed over 15 U.S. patent applications.

Derek Schatz Derek Schatz
CISSP, Senior Cyber Security Architect, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Derek Schatz joined The Boeing Company in 2003 as the technical lead for security for Connexion by Boeing, the first commercial onboard passenger WiFi service. His responsibilities included the overall security of the service delivery network, ensuring PCI compliance, developing division-level training initiatives, and briefing the executive team on emergent security issues. After Connexion, he joined Boeing Commercial Airplanes as its first dedicated specialist in cyber security. His primary role is representing BCA in multiple industry standards committees on cyber security issues, with a particular focus on security of offboard communications such as satellite and WiFi. He has been focused solely on information security for 18 years and obtained his CISSP certification in 1999. Prior to Boeing, Derek worked as a managing consultant for a Big 5 firm and as a senior technical advisor for a couple of leading specialty consulting firms. He received a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Irvine.

Amit Fisher Amit Fisher
Program Director, Systems Technical Client Relationship Manager, IBM Software Group, Rational

Amit Fisher is IBM Rational's Technical Client Relationship Manager for the Systems Industry. He is in charge of promoting and pushing forward new innovative Systems Engineering solutions in the aerospace and defense, automotive, and electronic industries. Amit is also a member of the IBM Industry Academy, a prestigious industry forum. Before joining the IBM Software Group, he was a Senior Manager at IBM Research, Haifa, where he worked closely with clients to develop new approaches for complex systems design and analysis, business optimization, and transformation solutions. Prior to joining IBM, he served as Information Systems Engineer Officer in the Israeli Air Force.

Axel Reichwein Dr. Axel Reichwein
Consultant, Koneksys

Independent consultant Dr. Axel Reichwein has developed several OSLC-based integration solutions since 2012, including OSLC adapters for MagicDraw SysML, Simulink, AMESim, and PTC Integrity. As Co-chair of the OMG OSLC4MBSE working group, he investigates how OSLC can be used for Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). While following the latest developments related to OSLC, he provides briefings on OSLC at OMG technical meetings, INCOSE conferences, and various organizations including research centers, tool vendors, and manufacturing companies. He received his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Stuttgart and performed postdoctoral research at the Georgia Institute of Technology in system architecture modeling and multidisciplinary data integration.

Len Wozniak Len Wozniak
Electrical, Controls and Software Process and Tool Systems Architect, General Motors Co.

Len Wozniak is the Electrical, Controls and Software Process and Tool Systems Architect for General Motors Co. In this role, he is the lead architect for all process and tools used in the development of electronic controls and software globally by General Motors. During his 20+ years with General Motors, Len has held most of the positions involved in the production of embedded controls from software developer to project manager to lead architect. Additionally, he has worked with many automotive suppliers and other OEMs as both a customer and supplier of embedded systems. Len holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in embedded controls from Purdue University.

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